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  •  I just read a 1970 autobiographical essay about (0+ / 0-)

    the author participating with a group of drugged out young guys doing exactly the same thing in a semi rural community (they had neighbors) until they blew the front off their rental house with dynamite. They were so stoned on hash they thought it was set far away; instead it was about 20 feet.
    They also had a dozen or so guns & did shooting from their porch as a way of passing time. They were unemployed or underemployed & had time 'to kill.' I didn't realize that phrase could be so literal.

    I was a kid then, in a totally different community, so I found this chilling.
    It was happening then, still happens now.
    That's a level of crazy I don't want to understand. Guns aren't toys; there are too many around & are too embedded in the drug & alcohol culture; there's another link with mental health services! And unemployment for young men seems particularly lethal.

    Different times, same fantasies, same dangers.

    Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

    by CA wildwoman on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:07:09 AM PST

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